Ok....i gutted my sled today, and have never torn down a sled like this before.....I found a few issues.....could any of this have caused my leaking issue do you think?
1. the return line from the gas shut off...not the one that goes to tank...the one that goes down towards carbs had been resting on the recoil cord...the rubbing of the rope went through the plastic guard on the line and did wear enough on the gas line to cause a very very small leak....1 drip every 3 seconds. got a new line for that.
2. the two lines that go into the gas tank....well i popped out the grommets, and there was nothing past the grommets...and i did find that the gas didnt all leak out....when i looked and shook the sled it seemed like there was no gas, but there was.
i emptied all the gas out and shook the tank.....two lines and two little screen pieces with a spring ( i figure this is a type of fuel filter) were just bouncing around in the tank, not connected.....the lines that were inside the tank were banana peeled on each end...replaced those two lines.
these werent connected to the lines, just bobbing around in tank.
i also took out the needle and seats, and they look good, i took out the needle from the seats and nothing looks bad...but they are new....cleaned my carbs again as well... and readjusted the screws and now i know they both match....Star screw set to 2 1/8 turns since at 2 turns idle was high...and the small flathead screw both are at 1 1/8......now if this isnt the basline setting please let me know.
Also im trying to get the two grommets back into the tank, and i cannot for the life of me get them back in....tried lubing with oil and no go, they started getting beat up so i stopped trying to force them in....any tips for this?
and with my sled like this...its scary.....i dont like her being in shambles....but also tank has no damage to it...
Lastly i said i would show my reupholster job so here it is.....like i said this cost me only 7 bucks......did it myself with no heat gun.....my saddlebags cover most of the ripples so im happy with the outcome.